OMG, these are so good. I made them for our football party and they were a hit. I did only use 1 pkg. of spinach and we added some chopped bacon. Also, in place of the butter, we used bacon grease. So good. I want to make these for Christmas and served on a red platter. My guests will love them. Thank you for sharing.
These are simple and delicious and guests love them!
These were pretty good, all that I made got eaten. In the end I wished there was less spinach and more stovetop. So why didn't I just make the stovetop? :) Maybe if there was a way to make these with broccoli they would be a little less "green" tasting.
I love love love these! However I did make several changes which may have made it a little harder on myself but it was worth it to add flavor. Instead of cooking the spinach and draining it I cooked it in a skillet using only half the butter called for in the recipe. I added finely chopped onions and 3 cloves of garlic. I seasoned with nutmeg, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt and finely ground fresh ginger. I also added 1 heaping tablespoon of tomato paste. I added the spinach and cooked the water out until it was completely dry. I let it cool then added the rest of the stuff. I also halved the Parmesan and added 1 cup of shredded mozzarella as a personal preference. Also, i was out of frozen spinach so I used two 13.5 oz. spinach cans, drained. I think this is why I didn't have a hard time rolling them up as per other reviews suggested. Thanks for a cool recipe!
These were decent and received a lot of compliments, but I thought they had too much of a stuffing taste. So if you are not too keen on stuffing (like me) you may not like these as well as others do. They do cool fast and are only good when warm. I also baked mine longer about 20 minutes because they didn't look cooked through. These are good to bring somewhere when you want something different.
These were delicious! I made a few small changes to lighten them up a little (trying to get a head start on the old new year's resolution) and they were so flavorful without tasting "light." I sauteed finely diced onions in olive oil and then added in the spinach along with a pinch of nutmeg. I used about 3 T of butter, 1 whole egg and the rest egg whites. I was worried that without the full amount of butter, that they might be dry, so I also added a splash or 2 of chicken stock. Rolling them into balls was messy, but do-able and freezing makes them easy to handle later. I am definitely going to make these again--a double batch to have on hand in the freezer!!
These were just ok. I cut the recipe in half and just baked half of the balls I prepared. I may add more stuffing mix and parmesan cheese. I may get crazy and add some mozzerella cheese to them as well. I added nutmeg as other cooks suggested and tasted a little bit of that, but I didnt' like how the spinach and stuffing were so overpowering. I was hoping to get a variety of flavors and was dissapointed.
Unbelievable. These will ALWAYS be in my freezer from now on. Put them out for Christmas lunch appy's- people asked why I didn't make more.Thanks for sharing!
Bergy, you are the absolute Best!! Thanks! And as others have noted, add the bacon. Just do it...you already have butter to clog the ol' arteries, throw in about four or five slices of crispy maple flavored bacon torn into small pieces or shredded. These spinach balls are excellent. I have come to the conclusion that - we have to eat - don't waste your time eating fast food or food that is not scrumptious. And, the star power by bringing these to a party is priceless. I placed them on crackers and they made the most beautiful appetizers. Merry Christmas everyone! Eat as much as you want, but make sure it's GOOD food!!
These were great. I only had 1 pkg of spinach so I halved everything and then by mistake added the entire box of stuffing mix. I also decided to leave out the butter. These are so easy and we loved them. Thanks for the recipe.